Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #49

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #49

Monday 24 July 2017


At least where I live, summer has disappeared in a deluge of biblical dimensions, so it’s time to curl up on the sofa with a hot cup of tea and the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could recue from the floods over the last seven days.

New Editorial

For reasons that I can’t really disclose I had to withdraw the editorial that I posted here yesterday. What follows is a substitute editorial. The original editorial will be reposted in time either here or at The Renaissance Mathematicus.

The Internet has recently been indulging in a debate as to whether the British empire was a good thing and something to be proud of or not. I personally side with the minority of Brits who think it was not a very good thing and certainly nothing to be proud of and I am the son of a colonial family. However that is not a topic for this blog.

As part of this debate the historian David Andress (@ProfDaveAndress) posted the following tweet:

“In my university, we teach our students not to write as if they, personally, are the British Empire. Because they’re not”

This is a principle that can be extended to numerous #histSTM topics and I stumbled across just such an example this morning on Twitter. A promoted tweet started with the following claim. “This country gave the world penicillin…” The rest of the tweet is irrelevant to what I wish to say and I won’t go into it here. The relevant point, going back to the essence of David Andress’ tweet is that ‘this country’ didn’t give anybody anything!

One group of researchers in one research institute recognised that the mould Penicillium chrysogenum possessed antibacterial properties and over a period of several years other medical researchers developed methods of using penicillin to cure specific ailments.

This is true of almost all #histSTM discoveries with the individuals and groups involved often crossing national boundaries. Even if the research is government funded discoveries are made by individuals and teams of researchers not countries and in the wider perspective are or should be the property of humanity.

In my opinion the attempt to into a nationalist tinge into the process of discovery is a negative one to be avoided as much as possible.

Quotes of the week:

 “Aibohphobia is the fear of palindromes” – John D. Cook (@JohnDCook)

Glance at Twitter.

See that “Winnie the Pooh” is trending.

And for a flash of a flash of a second, think:

“Oh no! Winnie the Pooh died!” – Joanne Freeman (@jbf1755)

“History is about the probable, whereas historical fiction is about the possible. Or is this too tidy?” – Will Pooley (@willpooley)

“It’s an amazing privilege to talk about science on national media as we do, to put academics in the public eye is our duty” – Dr Adam Rutherford (@Adam Rutherford)

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history” – George Orwell

“I’ll say this about print books, the battery never runs low” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“Books have led some to learning and others to madness, when they swallow more than they can digest” – Petrarch (1304-1374)

“To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable” – Ludwig van Beethoven

“Point of teaching history is to teach critical thinking, not to teach a slant. Critical thinking is only a threat if your argument is crap” – Alex von Tunzelmann (@alexvtunzelmann)

“A physician … more even than the whole man – he must view the man in his world” – H Cushing (1869–1939)

Anniversaries of the Week:

 The first moon landing was on 20 July 1969

Three astronauts in spacesuits without helmets sitting in front of a large photo of the Moon.
Left to right: Armstrong, Collins, Aldrin
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Sextant: To the Moon and Back: An Astronaut Sailor Leads the Nation on a Voyage of Discovery

National Archives: A Historic Phone Call

Science Museum: Final Apollo 11 Flight Plan

PRI: the women who made communication with outer space possible

Youtube: Vintage Space: Here’s What Downtime Looked Like Going to the Moon

Robert Hooke born 18 July 1635

Micrographia Title Page

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Making the indiscernible visible: Robert Hooke’s Micrographia

SciHi Blog: Robert Hooke and his Micrographia

Letters from Gondwana: The Geological Observations of Robert Hooke

RSC: On this day in Chemistry July 18th: Robert Hooke

Facebook: The Royal Society: Under the microscope: The life and works of Robert Hooke

Gilbert White born 18 July 1720

Gilbert White’s house, The Wakes, now a museum, viewed from the back gardens, taken in September 2010
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Gilbert White

SciHi Blog: Gilbert White’s Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne

Richard Owen born 20 July 1804

Sir Richard Owen by Henry William Pickersgill, oil on canvas, circa 1845 NPG
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Richard Owen

The Grandeur of Life: 43. Owen, Richard (1804–1892)

Letters from Gondwana: Owen, Dickens and the ‘Invention’ of Dinosaurs

Forbes: The Man Who Named the Dinosaurs also Debunked Tales of Sea Serpents

Jean Picard born 21 July 1620

Jean Picard Artist unknown

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Getting the measure of the earth

SciHi Blog: Jean Picard and his Love for Accuracy

Friedrich Bessel born 22 July 1784

Portrait of the German mathematician Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel by the Danish portrait painter Christian Albrecht Jensen
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Friedrich Bessel and the Distances of Stars


lpi.usra.edu: Giuseppe Piazzi and the Discovery of Ceres

The Washington Post: The Test That Changed the World

AHF: Trinity Test Eyewitnesses

Dannen.com: Trinity Test, July 16, 1945, Eyewitness Accounts – Enrico Fermi

Dannen.com: A Petition to the President of the United States

Atlas Obscura: 5 Ancient Sites Built to Align with the Spring Equinox

Entrance to one of the Mnajdra temples. (Photo: Jennifer Morrow/CC BY-2.0

brainpickings: The World’s First Celestial Spectator Sport: Astronomer Maria Mitchell’s Stunning Account of the 1869 Total Solar Eclipse

NASA: Comet Shoemaker-Levy Collision with Jupiter

NASA: NASA Langley 100: A Storied Legacy, A Soaring Future

Voices of the Manhattan Project: David Bohm’s Interview

RAAB Collection: In a Detailed and Unpublished Letter on Classical and Quantum Physics, Albert Einstein Issues a Treatise – a Scientific Explanation – For His Famous Statement That God Does Not Play Dice

Physics Today: A look inside Feynman’s calculus notebook

Feynman was a meticulous notetaker. Credit: Melinda Baldwin

British Library: Untold lives blog: You were born when? The French Revolutionary Calendar

NASA: Profile of John Glen

arXiv.org: On the Earthshine depicted in Galileo’s watercolours of the Moon

AHF: Science Behind the Atom Bomb

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Jim Smith’s Interview

Gizmodo: NASA Considered an Inflatable Donut for a Space Habitat

Skeptoid: The Day I Met Dr. Edward Teller

AEON: The explosive tale of a spy, a ghost particle and a new physics

Carnegie Science: The Moon Needs No Introduction…Carnegie’s Lunar Surface Research History

Forbes: How the Moon Changed Galileo’s Life Forever

Academia: The Invention of the Southern Cross

Deep exposure of Crux, Coalsack Nebula, and IC 2944

AHF: Nuclearization in France: The Politics of Frédéric Joliot-Curie

SciHi Blog: Walter Schottky and the Image Potential Energy

NASA: Space Shuttle: STS–93 First space shuttle flight with a female commander, Eileen Collins


Osher Map Library: Online Exhibits

The New York Times: S. Allen Counter, Who Championed an Unsung Black Explorer, Dies at 73

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Alexander Dallas Bache

Alexander Dallas Bache, second Superintendent of the US Coast Survey, and first President of the National Academy of Sciences.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian.com: Where to See Some of the World’s Oldest and Most Interesting Maps

Library of Congress: Worlds Revealed Geography & Maps: Places in Civil War History: The First Battle of Bull Run

Christie’s: Valuable Books and Manuscripts Including Cartography: DRAKE, Sir Francis (c.1540-1596) – [VAN SYPE, Nicola (fl. c.1580).] La heroike interprinse faict par le Signeur Draeck d’avoir cirquit toute la terre. [?Antwerp: c.1590]

SciHi Blog: Sir Edmund Hillary – Mountaineer, Explorer and Philanthropist

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Matthew Paris and His Abbreviated Chronicle of England

Map of Britain, Cotton MS Claudius D VI/1 (formerly f. 12v of Cotton MS Claudius D VI)

Library of Congress: Collection: Railroad Maps, 1828 to 1900

The Public Domain Review: Palacio’s Plan for Colossal Monument to Columbus (1890)


SciHi Blog: Joseph Goldberger’s Fight against Pellagra

Changing the face of Medicine: Dr. Katharine Boucet Sturgis

Shakespeare At Last!: Goat’s Dung, Mummified Flesh and Vomiting…This is what passed for state-of-the-art health care in Shakespeare’s day

HeadBox: The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner: Women took lead roles in the dawn of the NHS not men

Chest X-Ray in Sheffield in the 1950s

BlackPast.org: Contraband Hospital, 1862–1863: Health Care for the First Freed People

Civil War Medicine: Modern Medicine’s Civil War Legacy

Nursing Clio: Elizabeth Blackwell in the Digital World

AEON: Visiting your leg

Thomas Morris: If you can’t find a surgeon…

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: “Ready for Mischief” Dr. Mary Walker and her Service during the Civil War

Dr. Mary Walker, 1865. Photo by Matthew Brady. Courtesy of National Archives

NMHM: An Extraordinary Enterprise: Medical Effects of the Civil War

Mistaking Histories: IUD or not IUD? Did the Hippocratics invent the first intrauterine device?

Mistaking Histories: To be beside the seaside: cold water and menstruation

Mistaking Histories: I can forgive Gwyneth for the jade eggs and mugwort, but not for this rubbish about Hippocrates…

Effaced From History?: A ‘Spectacle’ of the Face: Eyewear in the Nineteenth Century

Early Modern Medicine: Mad Cats and Heavy Drinking

XIR194974 A Ward in the Hotel-Dieu, Paris, from ‘Science and Literature in the Middle Ages and Renaissance’, written and engraved by Paul Lacroix (engraving) (b/w photo) by French School, (16th century) (after); Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France; Giraudon; French, out of copyright

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Blood Types in the College Collections

Nursing Clio: “Blossoms of Hope”: Our Cultural History of Pregnancy and Infant Loss and Grief

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: Private John Northrop Diary

AHF: Health Physics & Nuclear Medicine During the Manhattan Project

Quartz: A history of why the US is the only rich country without universal health care

Nursing Clio: Handmaids, Hospitals, and the Pageantry of the Newborn Nursery Window

Advances in the History of Psychology: New HHS: Brainwashing, Scientific Expertise and the Politics of Emotion, & More!

Thomas Morris: The case of the drunken Dutchman’s guts

Wellcome Collection: The Outsiders: The prostitute whose pox inspired feminists

AMA Journal of Ethics: Framing Confusion: Dementia, Society, and History

The City Story: The History of Medicine at the Old Operating Theatre

Cambridge Core: Medical Experts and Agnotology in the Fumes Controversy of the Huelva Copper Mines (1888–1890)

Academia: “Il est clair que je suis hypocondre vaporeux, et peut-etre pis encore”. De l’agentivité des malades impatients du Dr Tissot (1728-1797)

Academia: Aux prémices de la démocratie sanitaire. La révolution des normes sociales dans la médecine du peuple du Dr Tissot (1728-1797)

Wellcome Collection: The Outsiders 6 Part series

Thomas Morris: The man whose intestines twinkled like stars


Sundail Farm: c.1842 Massive French Astronomical Skeleton Table Regulator with Remontoire and Quarter-Striking

Conciatore: Purpurine

Electric Generations: The Rays: A Fairy Story

Atlas Obscura: Sacramento Locomotive Works

Old Machine Press: Republic XP-69 Fighter

NASA History: Innovation at 100: Making the Modern Airplane

In 1938 Langley mounted the navy’s Brewster XF2A-1 Buffalo in the Full-Scale Tunnel for drag reduction studies.
Credits: Original NACA Photo (Circa-1938)

National Inventors: Hall of Fame

SciHi Blog: Mary Had a Little Lamb – Edison and the Phonograph

Atlas Obscura: Klotz Throwing Company

The Mary Rose: Why did the Mary Rose sink?

Smithsonian.com: The First Self-Cleaning Home Was Essentially a ‘Floor-to-Ceiling Dishwasher’

Motherboard: RIP Frances Gabe, Inventor of the Self-Cleaning House

Los Angeles Times/1979

The New York Times: Frances Gabe, Creator of the Only Self-Cleaning House, Dies at 101

BBC future: The underground railway that became a secret wartime base

Academia: Imagining the thinking machine: Technological myths and the rise of Artificial Intelligence

Trips Into History: The Successes and Trials of Samuel Colt

The Public Domain Review: The History of Ink: Including its Etymology, Chemistry, and Bibliography (1860)

SciHi Blog: Alberto Santos-Dumont – the Brazilian Father of Aviation

Santos-Dumont #5 rounding the Eiffel Tower during an earlier attempt to win the Deutsch Prize

The Public Domain Review: Inventing the Recording

Atlas Obscura: The Computer that Ran for School President

Science Museum: Section of first telegraph cable, 1837

National Railway Museum: The Victorians Railways: A Pop-Up Anthology from Journal of Victorian Culture

Smithsonian.com: Debunking the Mechanical Turk Helped Set Edgar Allan Poe on the Path to Mystery Writing

Atlas Obscura: Lincoln Tank Memorial

De Re Militari: Warfare and Firearms in Fifteenth Century Morocco, 1400–1492

Atlas Obscura: This Japanese Scroll Was Re-Printed a Million Times – 700 Years Before Gutenberg

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Ruben Salazar’s Interview

Science Museum: Stephenson’s Rocket returns to Newcastle

Tedium: When Tech Hit Retail

The New Inquiry: Emma Allison, a ‘Lady Engineer’

Emma Allison was the engineer of a six horsepower Baxter steam engine

Discover Dartmouth: The Newcomen Engine New Coin Machine

SciHi Blog: Gaspard de Prony and the Prony Brake

SciHi Blog: Mark Weiser and his vision of Ubiquitous computing

SciHi Blog: It’s a computer! – The fabulous Commodore Amiga

SciHi Blog: Isaac Singer and the Sewing Machine

SciHi Blog: The Global Positioning System


Forbes: Watch These 4,000-Year-Old First Nations Skeletons Come Back to Life

NICHE: A Postcard from China

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

The Public Domain Review: Edward Curtis’ Photographs of Kwakwaka’wakw Ceremonial Dress and Masks (ca. 1914)

zsipublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com: The Scientists! In an Adventure with Pirates!

Vice: A Journey to the Centre of Modern Hollow Earth Theory

Two of the original illustrations by Edouard Riou in Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth.

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

A Short History of Climate Change: A terribly big experiment – the story of Roger Revelle

A Short History of Climate Change: That hole in the ozone layer

A Short History of Climate Change: Back to the future – a brief history of the electric car

A Short History of Climate Change: It’s the 25th anniversary of the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change. Happy birthday!

Nautilus: The Fly in the Primordial Soup

UNDERWATER CITY: This “beehive” deposit has formed on the side of another structure in the Lost City, a large underwater site of mineral tubes, some as big as buildings, that emit alkaline fluid. University of Washington

Smithsonian.com: The Fierce T. Rex Was a Walker Not a Sprinter

NICHE: Walking Backwards with Bad Knees Through Land and History: Seven Lessons in Decolonizing

Peddling and Scaling God and Darwin: Geology and Genesis Unearthed

The Public Domain Review: Chirologia, or The Natural Language of the Hand (1644)

Fine Books and Collections: Humboldt’s Magnum Opus Exceeds Expectations at National Book Auctions

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – William Sharp Macleay

A portrait of William Sharp Macleay, British naturalist and philosopher.

NCSE: Famous Last Words, Part 1

The Atlantic: This Cave Holds a Spectacular Record of 5,000 Years of Tsunamis

SciHi Blog: George Shaw and the Platypus


SciHi Blog: Sir Frederick Abel and the Smokeless Gunpowder

Frederick Augustus Abel


Times of Malta: little people contributing to big discoveries

Medieval Histories: German Scholars Plan to Update Manuscripta Mediaevalia

BSHS: Ambassadors: Domestic Biographies

Open Culture: How Aristotle Invented Computer Science

The Recipes Project: Vast and Bewildering: Early America at the Recipes Project

Metropolitan Science: Who’s that man? Introducing our avatar

History and Technology: Commercializing science: nineteenth- and twentieth-century scientists as consultants, patentees, and entrepreneurs

PM: How the Humble Index Card Foresaw the Internet

Journal of Science Communication: Issue 03, Special Issue: History of Science Communication, 2017 Table of Contents

The New York Times: Let’s Get Excited About Maintenance

PBS Newshour: The Library of Congress opened its catalogs to the world. Here’s why it matters

The H-Word: How British anxiety about European advances created a scientific prize

The Royal Society’s Royal Medal, with its former president, Isaac Newton, on the reverse. The obverse carries a portrait of the monarch. Photograph: Royal Society

The Early Caribbean Digital Archive

Revue d’Histoire des Sciences (1/2017): Table of Contents

RTÉ News: DCU names three buildings after inspiring women scientists

Virchow’s Laboratory

Museum Next: Shaz Hussain on ‘diversity’ and changing the language we use in museums

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The West’s intellectual birthright!


Conciatore: Crocus Martis

The many different alchemical symbols used to denote crocus martis.


Dublin Review of Books: The Ascent of Women

Los Angeles Review of Books: Silicon Valley’s Bonfire of the Vainglorious

Science: Africa’s innovations often occur outside the formal sector, but it should still count as science

Hyperallergic: On the Origin of Emoji

Popular Science: Forgotten Science – S.D. Tucker

brainpickings: A Pioneering Scientist on Memory, the Value of Our Unremembered Work, and the Incalculable Sum Total of the Human Experience

Popular Science: Rebecca Nesbit – Four Way Interview

Undark: When Undark Was Lethal: A New Look at the ‘radium Girls’

Reviews in History: Understanding the Imaginary War: Culture, Thought and Nuclear Conflict, 1945–90

The Mission: 10,000 Hours With Claude Shannon: How A Genius Thinks, Works, and Lives

Popular Science: Significant Figures – Ian Stewart

The Guardian: Growth and Form by D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson review – centenary of a Darwin-challenging classic

brainpickings: Obsessiveness, Minimizing Obstacles, and How the Thrill of Accidental Discovery Redeems the Terror of Uncertainty

The Guardian: Pale Rider by Laura Spinney review – the flu pandemic that killed 50 million


Stanford University Press: One Blue Child


Zaha Hadid Architects: Mathematics: The Winton gallery at the Science Museum shortlisted for “World Interior of the Year”

The Guardian: Paleoart: the strange history of dinosaurs in art – in pictures

Nature: History: Tracking down a doomed Arctic expedition

New Scientist: The great polar mystery: closing in on the truth 

Imperial War Museum: Secret War

IET: Archives online exhibitions

Philly.com: Decay, rot on display at Chemical Heritage Museum

Environment & Society Portal: Virtual Exhibitions: The Northwest Passage: Myth Environment, and Resources

Circumpolar routes. The map shows the different shipping routes across the Arctic. Source: Arctic Council, “Circumpolar Routes,” Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment 2009 Report, available at arcticdata.is.

Tampa Bay History Center: The Florida-Cuba Connection 4 July 2017–28 January 2018

Osher Map Library: Online Exhibits: Local Boosters, Historians, and Engineers Map Antebellum Portland Maine

Musée « La Boverie » de Liège: La leçon d’Anatomie – 500 ans d’histoire de la médecine 21 Juni 2017–17 Septembre 2017

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker – Trailblazing global botanist and explorer

BBC News: Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ legacy

University of Otago Library: Special Collections Exhibitions: Intrepid Journeys: Travelling with the Hakluyt Society 16 June–8 September 2017

Musée Barrois, Bar-le-Duc: Inventer pour guérir. François Humbert (1776-1850), une aventure médicale meusienne 27 Mai–23 Septembre

Wellcome Collection: A museum of modern nature 22 June–8 October 2017

BBC News: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum reopens after revamp

Royal Museums Greenwich: Maritime Memories Machine Tour 8 June–27 August 2017

Bletchley Park: Bill Tutte: Mathematician + Codebreaker 15 May 2017–15 May 2019

Berwick Museum & Art Gallery: Bright Lights in the Borders 3 June–30 September 2017

National Maritime Museum Greenwich: Death in the ice: the shocking story of Franklin’s final expedition 14 July 2017–7 January 2018

Medium: Biggest-ever display of fossil hominins opens

Garden Museum: Tradescant’s Orchard: A Celebration of Botanical Art: May–September 2017

Painting from the Tradescants’ Orchard

Union College, NY: Maps hold key to Adirondacks history in new exhibit runs till 29 September 2017

Cal Welch ’62 and his daughter, Caroline ’01, discuss new exhibit at the Kelly Adirondack Center – See more at: https://www.union.edu/news/stories/2017/05/maps-hold-key-to-adirondacks-history-in-new-exhibit.php#sthash.U5q1qh7d.dpuf

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Museum Collection: Explore highlights from our collection

Nursing Clio: War Art 100 Years Later: The “World War I and American Art” Exhibit and the Centenary of the Great War

The University of Manchester: Manchester Museum: Object Lessons

Le Devoir: Le Musée de la civilisation dévoile toutes les couleurs de la matière grise

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Digital Library: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Hyperallergic: A 19th-Century Photographer of Scottish Industrialization Gets His First Survey

The Guardian: Designers on acid: the tripping Californians who paved the way to our touchscreen world

Teylers Museum: De Lorentz Formule in Het Lorentz Lab 18 May 2017–18 May 2020

Wollaton Hall Nottingham: Dinosaurs of China 1 July–29 October 2017

Science Museum: The Festival of Britain – a meeting of science and art

U.S.News: New Kensington Museum Preserves Computing Relics

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

The Recipes Project: Artifacts at an Exhibition: The Art and Science of Healing at the University of Michigan

Het Scheep Vaart Museum: Blaeu’s Wereld In Kaart 14 April–31 December 2017

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

Royal Cornwall Museum: The Medicine Man – A Spotlight on Richard Lander March–September 2017

The Gibbes Museum of Art: Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas 12 May–24 September 2017

Indianapolis Museum of Art: Audubon: Drawn to Nature 1 April–30 July 2017

The Guardian: Mat Collishaw restages 1839 photography show in virtual reality

Arizona State University: Rare ASU map collection reveals truths about history of American Southwest

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

Criminal Corpses: Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpses – Online Exhibition

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place 25 March–17 September 2017

Daguerreotype of J.D. Hooker by William Edward Kilburn, circa 1852

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

The British Museum: Where the Thunderbird lives: cultural resilience on the Northwest Coast of North America 23 February–27 August 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

Maria Emma Gray (1787–1876), was an English conchologist and algologist

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

Harvard Map Collection: Exhibition Analysis 1: Commemorative and Humanitarian Disasters

University of Southern Maine: Osher Map Library to celebrate new exhibition “To Conquer or Submit? American views the Great War” 100 years after U.S. involvement in WWI

St John’s College: Under the Knife at St John’s: New exhibition showcases a medical history of disease and dissection

Boston Public Library: Exhibition: Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History 4 March–27 August 2017

Osher Map Library: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Book & Touring Exhibit on Ramón y Cajal: The Beautiful Brain

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science


Palaeo Manchester: Object Lessons exhibition: – Opens 20 May 2017

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Linda Hall Library: Connecting the Dots: The Science of CSI 16 March–1 September 2017

The Orange County Register: CSUF’s Pollak Library presents a special program and exhibit on the art of map making

Djournal.com: 200 years of statehood: Ole Miss puts history on display for bicentennial

American Museum of Natural History: Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library

Daily Titan: New CSUF exhibit maps out California’s history

Stedelijk Studies: Vestiges of 125,660 Specimens of Natural History

heritage.utah.gov: Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps Opens: 27 January 2017

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

Hyperallergic: When Art Was the Scientist’s Eye: 400 Years of Natural History Illustrations

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Orpiment: Prehistoric Animals: A series of illustrations by David Roland


Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg: 19 Oktober 2017 – 28 Februar 2018: Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Frühling/Sommer 2018: Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

Utah Capitol Building: Utah Dawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps 27 January–Late Summer 2017

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery


Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

The National Museum of Computing: 1950’s celebrity robot goes on world tour

Causway Coast Community: County Antrim adventurer’s royal maps will graphically outline history

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

Leek Post & Times: Mary A Blagg the Cheadle Astronomer honoured at Cheadle Discovery Centre exhibition

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

Gallica Rose

Gallica Rose

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017 


The Map Room: A Turkish Piri Reis Documentary is Coming

Variety: Paramount, Lorne Michaels Developing Autism Book ‘Neurotribes’ as Movie

BBC News: Britain’s great explorations now online

PBS: American Experience: Rachel Carson: She set out to save a species…us.

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 03 June 2017

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017


The National Archives: PAST Introduction to Archival Research 12 October 2017

NYAM: Lecture Series: Who Controls Women’s Health? A Century of Struggle 22 August, 12 September, 5 October 2017

BSHS: Events at the Museum of the History of Science Oxford July–September 2017

NYAM: Upcoming Events

NYAM: Talk: Get Me Out: Childbirth in Early 20th Century NYC 22 August 2017

NYAM: Summer & Fall 2017 Catalog of Events

Royal Museums Greenwich: One-day course: Sir John Franklin’s Artic exploration 25 July and 21 October 2017

Cardiff Naturalist Society: Cardiff Naturalist Society marks 150th Anniversary with a series of fascinating events

CHF: History Lab: Fiction and the Future 12 August 2017

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Fashionable Medicine: syphilis, Spas and Melancholy 8-12 August 2017

Sea Trek: Cruise: In Search of Wallace and His Living Treasures with Dr. George Beccaloni 13–24 January 2018 $$$

Notches: Walking Tour: Gentrification and Queer Erasure in Roanoke, Virginia

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departure: 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tour





Youtube: The Endless Knot: Potatoes in China: The Endnotes

Gresham College: Observing the Dark Ages

Youtube: Armstrong Flight Research Center

Youtube: AP: First Polaris Fired From Submerged U-Boat

Youtube: The Anthropocene: The age of mankind – (VPRO documentary – 2017)

Youtube: big think: Physics in the Days of Einstein and Feynman – Freeman Dyson

Youtube: Sképseis: The Scientific Method – Richard Feynman


npr: The Total Eclipse of 1878

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: Letterman’s Legacy

Yale Books Unbound: Ep. 33 – Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

WNYC: The Man Who Brought Us Code

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: The Brain


Western University London, Ontario: Women Intellectuals in 18th Century Germany 20-21 October 2017

BSHS: Call for nominations for the 2017 BSHM Neuman Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Actualités et appels à contribution: Actualités et appels à contribution: Journées d’études – Éditer l’histoire des sciences (France, XXème siècle) 14 et 15 septembre 2017

The Open University: CfP: Conference: Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places 23 February 2018

University of Leeds: CfP: Get Real! Realism as a goal for the sciences and for HPS 19–20 September 2017

O Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical da Universidade Nova de Lisboa: Abertas as inscrições para o workshop ‘História da Medicina Tropical’ 14 e 15 de dezembro de 2017

The Science Museum: Workshop: The British Post Office in the Telecommunications Era 31 August 2017

Le premier numéro de la revue Doc.Eu: Appel à contributions: Représentations du corps dans les sciences humaines et sociales Réception de l’article : 14 août 2017 au plus tard

Notches: CfP: Transgender Histories

BMJ Medical Humanities: CfP: Special Issue: Pain and its Pardoxes Deadline 1 August 2017

Intellect Journals: CfP: Journal of Science & Popular Culture

Ordered Universe: Publications

Toronto, Ontario: Preliminary Program: HSS Annual Meeting 9–12 November 2017

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: CfP: Cannabis: Global Histories 19–20 April 2018 Deadline 15 January 2018

Societate și Politică: CfP: Rewrite Conflicts: The Role of Losers, Heretics, and Outsiders in the History of Medicine Deadline 15 December 2017

University of Exeter: Symposium: Medical Practice in Early Modern Britain in Comparative Perspective 4–6 September 2017

BPS: A BPS Flagship Event: Women in Psychology: From Invisibility to Influence 19 October 2017

ESA: History of Europe in space: Call for Contributions: ESA History Project Deadline 30 July 2017

University of Düsseldorf: CfP: The Generalized Theory of Evolution 31 January–3 February 2018

BJHP: CfP: Special Issue: Women and the History of Philosophy Deadline 31 January 2018

The American University of Paris: Appel à communications: Conférence internationale pluridisciplinaire d’histoire de la sexologie: Sexologies et théories de la sexualité. Traduction, appropriation, problématisation, médicalisation 30-31 Octobre 2017 Soumission des propositions 15 Juillet 2017

Ecole des Mines Paris Tech: Appel à communications: Techno*Care / Les technologies du « care » en santé 12 décembre 2017 avant le 14 juillet 2017 

UCL Health Humanities Centre: Exploring Transcultural Histories of Psychotherapies 8 July 2017

Numéro de la revue Itinéraires 2018-2: Appel à articles: Le merveilleux scientifique en spectacle (1850-1940) Date limite de réception des propositions : 14 juillet 2017

BSHS: Literary Agents Seek History of Science Authors

King’s University College London, Ontario: CSTHA: Appel à communiquer: Innovation ou aberration? Les significations historiques de l’échec scientifique et technologique 3–5 November 2017 Date limite: 30 juin 2017

Rice University: CfP: Medicine and Healing in the Age of Slavery 23–24 February 2018 Deadline 15 September 2017

Early Modern Low Countries: Call for Articles: A multidisciplinary open access journal dedicated to the study of the early modern Low Countries

Pittsburgh, PA: CfP: 2018 NEMLA Conference: (Im)possible Bodies: Spaces and the Body in Early Modern Europe Deadline 29 September 2017

Unsettling Scientific Stories: Conference: Imagining the History of the Future 27–29 March 2018

University of Oxford: CfP: Conference: The Human Body and World War II 23–24 March 2018 Deadline 1 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: ESA History Conference 23–24 November 2017 Deadline 30 July 2017

The Historic Dockyard, Chatham: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017

Trivent Publishing Series: History and Archaeology: Call for Contributions: Same Bodies, Different Women: Witches, Whores, and Handicapped

University of Kent: History of Medicine and Health – MA

Lady Science: Seeking Writers for Technological Memoir Special Series

University of York: Translating Medicine in the Pre-Modern World c. 1350–1800: A new collaborative project to be kickstarted with two conferences

International History of Cartography: Future Venues: 27th Conference Belo Horizonte, Brazil 9-14 July 2017 28th Conference Amsterdam, The Netherlands 14-19 July 2019

University of Leeds: Call of Participants: Interdisciplinarity in Practice: Medical Humanities Research Workshop for PGRs 7 September 2017

University of Greenwich: The State of Maritime Research 9 September 2017

University of Turku: CfP: Interdisciplinary Conference: Re-imagining the Christian Body 2-3 November 2017

Palgrave Communications: CfP (Special Issue): Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health: Past and Present

Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London: CfP: Controlling ‘Unseen’ Contagion: Disease, citizenship and mobility

Christ Church, University of Oxford: Interdisciplinary Symposium: Past and Present: Narratives of Progress and Decline in Nineteenth-Century 19 March 2018

NICHE: Seed2: Call for Pitches: New Research in Environmental History

Utrecht University: CfP: Funding bodies and late modern science 30 November–1 December 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

Uppsaala University: CfP: Workshop: Vaccines: Values, Present and Past 23–24 November 2017 Deadline 9 June 2017

Columbia University: The Center for Science and Society: Science and Art Events in New York City

Johns Hopkins University: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 5 June 2017

Amsterdam: CfP: Materia Medica on the Move II 4–6 October 2017 Deadline 19 June 2017

University of Trondheim: The 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–1 September 2017

Belo Horizonte: International Conference for the History of Cartography Programme 9–14 July 2017

Harvard University: CfP: Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environmental Conference 2017 29–30 September 2017

Philadelphia Pennsylvania: CfP: Measure, Model, Mix: Computer as Instrument 2017 SIGCIS Conference 29 October 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

Society of Architectural Historians, Saint Paul, Minnesota: CfP: A Matter of Life and Death: Spaces for Healing in the Premodern Era 18–22 April 2018 Deadline 15 June 2017

Stevens Institute of Technology: CfP: Technologies of Frankenstein 1818–­2018 7–9 March 2018

University of Greenwich: CfP: The State of Maritime History Research 9 September 2017 Deadline 1 June 2017

Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité: Appel à communications: Monde du sport, monde de la santé : quelles relations, quels croisements? 16 et 17 novembre 2017 au plus tard le 3 juillet 2017

Uppsala University: Conference: CfP: Making It Up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice 12–14 April 2018 Deadline 15 May 2017

Edinburgh: CfP: Pamphleteering Culture, 1558–1702 30 September 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

Tsinghua University: Symposium: Frontier in the Philosophy of Specific Sciences 19–20 August 2017

Johns Hopkins University: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh: CfP: International Symposium: Building the Scottish Diaspora 17–18 November 2017 Deadline 24 July 2017

University of Sevilla: Workshop: Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: historical and philosophical questions 18–20 September 2017

Harvard University: CfP: Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environment 29–30 September 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

Angoulême: Appel à communications: Corps handicapés, corps mutilés dans la bande dessinée 29-30 novembre et 1er décembre 2017

University of Cambridge: CfP: Histories of Anthropology: Transforming Knowledge and Power (1870–1970)

Remedia: CfP: Themed Series: Managing Women’s Health

Fondation Singer-Polignac, Paris: Appel à communications: L’Oeil du XIXe siècle 26-29 mars 2018

University of Edinburgh: CfP: Conference: Pamphleteering Culture, 1558–1702 30 September 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

University of Montréal: Conference: Early Modern ‘Transformissions’ Linguistic, material, and cultural translation in England and France (c.1470–1660) 5-7 July 2017

Libori Summer School 2017: Émilie du Châtelet on Matter, Bodies, Forces, and Motion Part II 23–28 July 2017 Deadline 15 July 2017

Open University of the Netherlands: CfP: The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future 23–26 January 2018 Deadline 1 July 2017

TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam: CfP: EAHN: The Tools of the Architect 22–24 November 2017 Deadline 15 May 2017

RDS Dublin: CfP: Annual Conference of the History of Science, Technology & Medicine Network of Ireland 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 26 May 2017

Hakluyt Society Blog: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

Rutgers University: CfP: Workshop: Method and Analysis of Syriac texts

University of Oxford: The Bountiful Sea Conference: Fish processing and consumption in Mediterranean antiquity 6–8 September 2017

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

St Anne’s College, Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Trinity Term 2017

Insitute of Historical Research: School of Advanced Study, University of London: Food History

University of Sevilla, Institute of Mathematics: CfP: Workshop: Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: historical and philosophical question 18-20 Sept. 2017

University of London: Institute of Historical Research: CfP: The Hakluyt Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde: CfP: Understanding the Intersection of Alcoholism, Stigma, and Disability: Past and Present 1–2 March 2018 Deadline 3 July 2017

University of Kent: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017

APS: 2017 History of Physics Essay Contest Deadline 1 September 2017

SHMCNG, Archives départementales Nîmes: Appel à communications: Hygiène et santé en Bas-Languedoc oriental du XVIIIe siècle aux lendemains du premier conflit mondial la fin septembre 2017

Madison Wisconsin: Conference: CfP: Book History and Digital Humanities 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 15 April 2017

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

Royal Air Force Museum: Conference: Air Power in an Age of Uncertainty 29 September 2017

Manchester Medieval Society: New Seminar Series: Connecting ‘Medieval’ Worlds

Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague: Conference: Scientists and “Third World Countries” in the 1960s to 1980s 23–24 November 2017

Libori Summer School: Émilie Du Châtelet: Matter, Bodies, Forces, Motion 23–28 July 2017

Université de Genève: Appel à communication: Produire du nouveau ? Arts – Techniques – Sciences en Europe (1400-1900) 23–25 novembre 2017 avant le 15 mars 2017

University of Bern: Conference: Thinking about Space and Time: 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity 13–15 September 2017

University of Colorado in Boulder: CfP: 33rd Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science 13–15 October 2017 Deadline 1 June 2017

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP


Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh: CfP: British Society for the History of Medicine Congress 13–16 September 2017 Deadline 31 May 2017

Sheraton City Centre, Toronto: CfP: History of Science Society (HSS) 2017 Conference 19–121 November 2017 Deadline 3 April 2017

NYAM: Public Programs

New College, Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Conference: Borders and Technology 7–10 September 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Workshops on Early Modern Bodies and Cultures of Imperialism November 2017 Deadline 30 March 2017

New College, University of Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile: Conference: KNOWLEDGE/CULTURE/ECOLOGIES – KCE2017 15–18 November 2017

NICHE: New Scholars Call for Participants: Digital #EnvHist Meeting, Current Climate e-Roundtable, and ASEH Warm-up

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

University of Göttingen: Summer School: The Material Culture of Exploration and Academic Travel 1700–1900 24–29 July 2017

Royal Historical Society: New Historical Perspectives: Accepting Proposals from Early Career Historian

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre, Zeist: Call for Applications: TransPositions Summer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise 21–25 August 2017

Université McGill, Montréal: 85e congrès de l’ACFAS: Appel à communications: Les infirmières de la folie. Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf: Vortrags- und Sektionsanmeldungen für die erste Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft in Münster vom 22.-24. September 2017: Wissenschafts-, Medizin- und Technikreflexion auf dem Prüfstand: Historische und aktuelle Herausforderungen

IUHMSP, Lausanne: Séminaire de recherche en histoire et études sociales de la médecine, de la santé, et des sciences du vivant: Semestre de printemps 2017

University of Münster, Germany: CfP: Contemplating Science, Medicine, and Technology: Past and Present Challenges 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

American Academy of Religion: Annual Meeting Boston MA 18-21 November 2017 CfP: Western Esotericism Unit

Université McGill, Montréal: Appel à contribution: Les infirmières de la folie: Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone 8 et 9 mai 2017 avant le 20 février 2017

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

IRSPUM, Montréal: La santé en débat: Programme de l’Hiver 2017

The Collation: Announcing a New Folger Fellowship in Honor of Margaret Hannay

SHOT 2017: CfP. Thinking with Ann Johnson Philadelphia 26–29 October 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop: Bodies Corporeal and Rhetorical 3–5 November 2017 Deadline 3 March 2017

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library: Teacher Workshop: Mapping a New World: Places of Colonization and Conflict in 17th-Century New England 9–14 July 2017 National Participants 23–28 July 2017 Commuting Participants Applications Deadline 1 March 2017

Bucharest, Romania: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August–2 September 2017 New Deadline 31 January 2017

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Spring 2017

BNF/Université Paris-Descartes-USPC: Colloque international: Appel à communications: Alfred Binet, expérimentateur. Entre archives de la psychologie et éducation physique 12–13 Octobre 2017 Avant le 31 janvier 2017

Société de Démographie Historique, Centre Roland Mousnier, Paris: Appel à communications: Le sang. Famille, parenté, transmission du Moyen Âge à nos jours 23–24 novembre 2017 Date limite de l’appel : 15 janvier 2017

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: CfP: “IX International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Alexander von Humboldt and Travellers Through Yucatan”, 19–24 November 2018 Deadline 29 May 2017

Centre for Global Health Histories, Department of History, University of York: Call for applications: William Bynum Essay Prize (Medical History)

University of California, Berkeley: 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

Historiens de la santé: CfP: Edited Collection: Medicine and What it Means to be Human

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

Journal 18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture: CfP: #3 Lifelike (Spring 2017) #4 East-Southeast (Fall 2017) #5 Coordinates (Spring 2018) #6 Albums (Fall 2018)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP:Workshop: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation 16-17August 2017

The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study: CfP: Mapping the Territory: Exploring People and Nature, 1700–1830 Two Conferences Berne 14–16 September 2017 Göttingen 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Manchester Conference Centre: CfP: Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 15 February 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

Erasmus University Rotterdam: CfP: Fourth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

University of Exeter: EPSA 17: CfP: The Sixth Biennial Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association 6-9 September 2017 Deadline 5 January 2017

University of Kiel: CfP: 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX) 6–12 August 2017: Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations Deadline 1 November 2016

‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): CfP: The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August-2 September 2017 Deadline 1 January 2017

BSHS: University College London: 8th International Conference for the European Society for the History of Science: Unity and Disunity 15–17 September 2018

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Institute of Historical Research, University of London: Maritime History and Culture Seminar 2016–17

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Applications to Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science 2017

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London: The Forum for European Philosophy Women in Science Forthcoming Events

Royal Museums Greenwich: CfP: Conference: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and Exploration 14–15 September 2017

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

Institut Pasteur de Lille: Conférences d’histoire de la médecine de Lille Programme des conférences 2016 – 2017


Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

King’s College London: CHoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017


Institut für Geschichte der Medizin der Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stuttgart: Promotionsstipendium „Erfahrungen von Patienten im sozialistischen Gesundheitswesen der Tschechoslowakei oder Polens oder Ungarns nach 1945“ Deadline 15 September 2017

Harvard University: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the History of Modern American Medicine Deadline 16 October 2017

Rachel Carson Center, LMU Munich: Environment & Society Portal Research Associate (wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft) Deadline 8 September 2017

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: Professor/reader in Health and Wellbeing Across Time and Place

University of Toronto: Assistant Professor – Science and Technology Studies

Ashmolean: Sackler Research Fellowship on the History of Conservation at the Asmolean Museum Deadline 31 August 2017





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